Villanova University Safety Committee (USC)

USC Mission

The Mission of the USC is to support Villanova University’s mission of excellence and distinction in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge by providing leadership and sponsorship to assure a safe and healthy environment for all members of the University community. The USC supports programs and services to promote anticipation and recognition of and corrective responses to safety risks to the Villanova University community. 


The USC is responsible for monitoring safety risks to the University.  The committee is apprised of emerging issues, regulatory developments and related safety risks by its membership.  The committee:  

  1. Supports development of policies and actions that will reduce sources and levels of safety risks on campus.
  2. Supports the safety-related efforts of the university community.
  3. Supports the missions of safety-related standing sub-committees.

Administrative responsibility for support of the USC has been delegated by the President to the Vice President for Administration and Finance.  The Vice President for Administration and Finance has delegated this responsibility to the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management.

The Associate Vice President for Facilities Management serves as the Chair of the USC. The Chair has the responsibility for conducting regular USC meetings and implementing the control functions of the USC.

University committees that support the mission of USC:

  • Employee Safety Committee
  • Radiation Safety Committee
  • Laboratory Safety Committee
  • BioSafety Committee


The USC membership is representative of the University community, and includes members from the following University departments and outside entities:

  • Athletics
  • Dining Services
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Facilities Management
  • Financial Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurer
  • Casualty & Property Insurance Broker
  • Public Safety
  • Residence Life
  • Faculty


The USC meets monthly, September through June. 

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